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80th Birthday

70th Birthday

Paul Pruin of Rockwell will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 17, at an open house and card shower.


Darlene Field will celebrate her 70th birthday on May 15.


Hulshizer, Dolan Lisa Hulshizer and Jonathan Dolan will be married Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton.

Richard (Dick) and Lucille Bloemke Richard Bloemke and Lucille Bloemke (Radtke) of Belmond, Iowa, were married May 16, 1954, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield, Minn.

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Birthdays How To Submit Your Items If you have an item to submit to this section, please stop by the Globe Gazette for a form Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at 300 North Washington, Mason City. Online submission is encouraged at, click on EXTRAS then Celebrations. To be printed in the Sunday’s Celebrations section and Online, items must be in the Globe Gazette office no later than 5 pm Monday prior to publication. We can’t take the information over the phone, and we ask that announcements be printed or typed. It would also be helpful if you include a daytime phone number in case there are any questions.

Engagements & Weddings: Standard announcement will be published free of charge without a photo. Custom wording and photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.) Anniversaries: At 25 years or more, we will publish the standard announcement free of charge. Anniversaries of less than 25 years can be published as a Day to Remember starting at $26.50. Custom wording & photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.)

Paul Pruin, 80

ROCKFORD —  Kathy Mullen of Rockford, Iowa, will be celebrating her 70th birthday on May 14. In honor of this event, her family and friends are inviting those who would like to wish her well, to send cards to: Kathy Mullen, 509 E. Main Ave., Rockford, IA 50468.

J. Paul Artz, 80 MASON CITY —  J. Paul Artz will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 14. Cards and greetings can be sent to him at: 380 S. Yorktown Pike, Unit 18, Mason City, IA 50401.

ROCKWELL —  Please join us as we celebrate Paul Pruin’s 80th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Rockwell Community Center, 114 Third St. N., Rockwell. No gifts please! If unable to attend, cards may be sent to Paul at: 9644 Partridge Ave., Rockwell, IA 50469. Happy Birthday, Dad! With love, — your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Birth Announcements: Standard birth

announcements will be published free of charge without a photo. Custom wording & photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.)

Retirements: Standard announcements without photo will be published free of charge. Custom wording and photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.) Birthdays, Day to Remember Events:

Birthdays, family events & special achievements will be published for $26.50. This includes a B&W 1 col. photo & up to 50 words. Larger photos and additional words may be purchased. Birthdays of 80 years or more will be published without a photo free of charge. Custom wording and photos are an additional charge.

Clair (Spec) Messerschmidt, 90 SHEFFIELD —  A card shower is planned for Clair (Spec) Messerschmidt, of Sheffield, who will celebrate his 90th birthday May 15. He was born May 15, 1924, in Sheffield. Cards can be sent to Clair at: 2093 240th St., Sheffield, IA 50475.

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Social, Club Awards & Scholastic Achievement: Standard announcements will be published without photos free of charge. Photos are available for an additional charge.

Custom Description: $10 for each additional 50 words available on any announcement.

Cover Positions: Cover positions are available for $75, including color, on a first come, first serve basis. You are limited to 25 words on the cover. Includes: 2 col B&W photo inside. MS-SPAD110111_162650

Kathy Mullen, 70

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Marilyn Anderson, 80

Jess Allen, 87

BRITT —  Marilyn Anderson of Britt, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Johnny’s in Wesley. Marilyn was born May 3, 1934, in Britt, Iowa. Cards and greetings can be sent to: 460 Second Ave. S.E., Britt, IA 50423. No gifts, please.

MASON CITY —  Jess Allen, of Mason City, will celebrate his 87th birthday at a family dinner. He was born May 15, 1927. Cards and greetings can be sent to Jess at: 1139 Second St. N.E., Mason City, IA 50401. Happy Birthday Dad and Grandpa! We love you!

Thank you Happy 70th Birthday, Darlene Field! Darlene Field will celebrate her 70th birthday May 15. Cards and greetings may be sent to her at the following address: Box 62, Rudd, IA 50471. Darlene’s children are: Barry (Monica), Marty (Kelly), Loren, of Mason City; Wayne, of Rudd and Karin (Kevin), of Rockford. She has six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She enjoys working outdoors, watching birds, and scrapbooking.

Paul Riles, 75 PLYMOUTH —  Paul Riles, of Plymouth, will celebrate his 75th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Austin Eagles Club in Austin, Minn. Please stop by to wish Paul a Happy Birthday. Cards and greetings can be sent to: 108 Pamela Ct., Plymouth, IA 504640284. No gifts, please.

Thank You On behalf of Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless I would like to thank those that brought Easter Baskets in for the women and children at Trinity House of Hope. You really made them have a happy holiday and put smiles on their faces. I would also like to thank everyone in the community and surrounding communities for your continued support of the homeless shelters. Jeannie M. Kingery Shelter Administrator

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Guilford, Schmitt

Hodson, 50 years Jerry and Beverly (Anderson) Hodson of Plymouth, Iowa, were married May 17, 1964, at the Dell Lutheran Church near Frost, Minnesota. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. Their family includes: Jay (Deb) Hodson and Ali,


Emi, and Matt of Hortonville, Wisconsin; Jeff (Lea Ann) Hodson and Mitchell, Eli, and Nadya of Shawnee, Kansas; Jill (Tom) Heimer and Sydney, Drew, and Elle of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; Jennifer (Brad) Thoen and Ben and Alex of Roseville, Minnesota.

Richard (Dick) and Lucille Bloemke

LAURA GUILFORD, of Monticello, Iowa, is the daughter of Greg and Deborah Guilford of Marion, Iowa. Laura graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1999, and is employed by Monticello Community Schools in Monticello, Iowa. ERIC SCHMITT, of Monticello, Iowa, is the son of Gerald and Linda Schmitt of Rockford, Iowa. Eric graduated from Iowa State University in 2000, and is employed by Monticello Community Schools in Monticello, Iowa. The couple will be married at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church in Monticello, Iowa.

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BELMOND —  Richard Bloemke and Lucille Bloemke (Radtke) of Belmond, Iowa, were married May 16, 1954, Thank You at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield, Minn. A Huge Thank You to all of my family and friends The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniwho came to celebrate with me April 25. I was overversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on whelemed by the large crowd. A special Thank You to Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Leinbach Center in Belmond, everyone from VFW Post 4868 that made it happen. Iowa. Family and friends are invited to share in their Love You All celebration. The couple has requested no gifts please. Dale Boss and Family The couple’s children and their spouses are Deb (Richard) Dannen, Ames; Terri (Mark) Havens, Belmond; Scott (Kelly) Bloemke, Belmond; Brad (Massina) Thank You Bloemke, Belmond. They have 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. I would like to thank everyone for the cards, calls, gifts, and visits during my hospitalization. Special thanks to the West Hancock Ambulance crew, the staff at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Hancock County Memorial Hospital, and the Summit House. Your concern was greatly appreciated. Arlene Wellik

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Awards & Achievements Weiss selected Noon Rotary Club student in Swimming, National Honor Society, IHSMA All State Choir 2013, and YIELD course graduate. Weiss’ community activities include attending Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he volunteers to teach Sunday school and serve dinners, and volunteering at the SIDS Memorial Walk. Weiss plans to attend the University of Iowa next year and pursue a degree in microbiology with a pre-med intent.

MASON CITY —  Kyle Weiss, a senior at Mason City High School, has been selected as the Mason City Noon Rotary Club’s “Student of the Month” Weiss for May. He is the son of Kevin and Jody Weiss. Weiss is the president of the Mason City High School Student Senate, chair for the Mason City

High School Youth Action Team, and an officer for Best Buddies. Along with being an editor for the Masonian yearbook he participates in Band, Concert Choir, and Science Club and is a fouryear varsity letter winner in Swimming. Additionally Kyle served as the second vice president of The Iowa Association of Student Councils. His awards and honors include: Principals List, All-Academic Recognition

Jenkins named to Centre College Dean’s List

Kirkwood students recognized

DANVILLE, Ky. —  Audrey Jenkins, of Floyd, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall term at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

Yezek receives Scholarship at Upper Iowa FAYETTE —  Taylor Yezek, of Manly, received The Brooke Kerns Endowed Scholarship at Upper Iowa University’s 29th annual Scholarships and Awards Recognition Banquet. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in athletic training, with a grade point average of 3.25 or above.

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CEDAR RAPIDS —  Kirkwood Community College honored top-performing students in its annual Outstanding Student Recognition program, April 18. Award recipients were credited by faculty for cooperation, campus citizenship and leadership, in addition to their top grades in classes. Kirkwood outstanding students recognized from North Iowa include: LATIMER — Micah Rambo. ROCK FALLS — Erin Walker. ST. ANSGAR — Stephanie Kittleson.

ISA awards Scholarship to Bisbee ST. ANSGAR — Olivia Bisbee, a senior at St. Ansgar High School, received a $1,500 scholarship from the Iowa Soybean Association. Scholarships are awarded to students planning to pursue degrees in an agriculturerelated field.

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Post, Dick

Hulshizer, Dolan LISA HULSHIZER, of Grafton, Iowa, is the daughter of Randy and Sharon Hulshizer of Grafton, Iowa. Lisa graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 2007, NIACC with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2010, University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2012, and is a Registered Nurse at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. JONATHAN DOLAN, of Marble Rock, Iowa, is the son of David and Marilyn Dolan of Marble Rock, Iowa. Jonathan graduated from Rockford High School in 2008, NIACC in 2010, UNI with a Bachelor Degree in the Study of Religion in 2013, and is a Teacher’s Aide at Rockford schools in Rockford, Direct Support Staff at Comprehensive Systems in Mason City, Iowa. The couple met through their involvement in NIACC Singers in 2008 and were engaged on 11/11/11 at 11:11 a.m. They will reside in Dubuque, Iowa, where Jonathan will attend Wartburg Theological Seminary. The couple will be married at on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton, Iowa.

ALYSSA POST, of Mason City, Iowa, is the daughter of Lisa Post of Mason City and Steve Post of Moline, Ill. Alyssa will graduate from Iowa State University in 2015 with a degree in Agricultural Communications and Agronomy, and is employed by the Financial Aid Department at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. NATHAN DICK, of Garner, Iowa, is the son of Jeanne and Dan Dick of Garner, Iowa. Nathan graduated from Iowa State University in 2013 with a degree in Graphic Design and is employed at Alpha Copies in Ames, Iowa. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at St. James Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa.


70th Birthday Card Shower Send greetings to: Phil Benn P.O. Box 244 Rake, IA 50465 From: Randy, Sherry, Spencer, McKenzie and Alexa Vrieze

Newell A. Trustin, 90

Elaine Lenz, 90

MASON CITY  Newell A. Trustin, of — Mason City, will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 131 27th St. S.W., Mason City. No gifts, please. His actual birthday is May 19.

Elaine Severson Lenz will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower and a family dinner. She was born May 19, 1924. Cards can be sent to Elaine at: 1033 19th St. S.W., Apt. 24, Mason City, IA 50401. Happy Birthday, Mom, Grandma, GreatGrandma!

Award & Achievement Waldorf Music Fraternity receives Award FOREST CITY —  The Waldorf College music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon received the Outstanding Student Organization award, at this year’s Waldorf College Students Excelling in Activities and Leadership awards. Waldorf established a Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity chapter on campus three years ago. The chapter is still in the building stages with

six student members: Haley Rubin, of Brandon, S.D.; Jonathan Overy, of Manly; Kelli Lair, of Lake Mills; Sam Morrison, of Walcott; Britt Banks, of Sioux City, and Sarah Keely, of Forest City. Students do not need to be music majors or minors to join, but they must have taken at least one music class. The group has held more than 10 events this year, including caroling,

volunteering at a piano festival, and performing at local nursing homes. The organization has performed more than 1,000 hours of volunteer work and community service this year. Dr. Kristin Taylor, associate professor of music and the organization faculty advisor, and Kelli Lair will represent the chapter at the annual international convention July 29-Aug. 2, in Sacramento, Calif.

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Gerbig, 35 years OSAGE —  Melvin Gerbig and Dorothy (Adams, Lievrouw) Gerbig of Osage were married on May 12, 1979, at the First Congregational Church in Orchard, Iowa. Two years later, the marriage was blessed by the Catholic Church. The couple will be celebrating their 35th anniversary.

Dight, 40 years Richard (Dick) and Brenda (Kock) Dight were married on May 18, 1974, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Charles City, Iowa. They will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with a card shower and a family supper at a later date. You are invited to send them a card at: 1821 190th St., Rockford, IA 50468. They are parents and grandparents to: Trent, Jerri Dight and Dillan, Tyson and Braxton Dight of Rockford; Kate and Steve Porter and Kenley Porter of Eagle Grove, and Kyle Dight (deceased 1989). Richard is retired and Brenda works for Mercy Chelsea Creek Rehab in Mason City.

State, 60 Years Ervin Keith State and Dolores Jean (Foust) State of Mason City, Iowa, were married May 2, 1954, at the Methodist Church in Dows, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at a later date. Cards and greetings can be sent to Ervin and Dolores at 933 N. Tyler Ave., Mason City, IA 50401. No gifts please. The couple’s children and their spouses are Anthony (Pam), Troutdale, Ore.; Brenda (Mark) Kasik, Kansas City, Mo.; Steven (Debra), Mooresville, Ind.; David (Suzanne), Des Moines, Iowa; Grandchildren: Anthony’s, stepdaughter, Sarah (Tom) Deja; Brenda’s, Jeremy (Shelly), Ben and Chandra Kent; Steven’s, Brandon and Bradley (Janelle); David’s, Michelle (Doug) Betts and Michael. GreatGrandchildren: Jeremy’s, Andrea, Emily and Sydney; Brandon’s, Braylon and Annalyn; Bradley’s, Connor and Josie; Michelle’s, Owen.

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THANK YOU Anniversary Thank You Thank you for the cards, phone calls, and gifts we received as we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Thank you to our family for the anniversary cakes, big cookie to share with our church family, flowers and the special “toasts” of congratulations in reaching the milestone of celebrating 50 years! Joe and Linda Nydegger

Thank You Thank you all for the cards and calls and for attending my birthday celebration party. It is nice to have so many great friends. Bob Korneisel

Thank You I wish to say thank you to all the doctors and everyone else that cared

for me in the emergency room, and 4th floor east at Thank You the hospital, and also West I want to thank my Campus while I was ill. family and friends who God Bless you all! sent cards and gifts, Betty Wickham made phone calls, and greeted me in celebration of my 90th birthday. Thank You I feel very blessed for all your kindness! Thanks to my immeAnnabelle Grimm diate family for coming home to celebrate my birthday. Thanks to Thank You friends and neighbors who sent cards and good We would like to thank wishes. To my former stu- everyone for your cards, dents I taught throughout memorials, food brought the years, it was nice to in and prayers. Words hear from you. Your cannot begin to express personal notes how grateful we are for were priceless. your love and support. Virginia Faktor God Bless you all for your kindness. Family of Willis Lau

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I would like to thank everyone for voting and passing it on when I was trying to win the van. I am very grateful there are such awesome people in the world! Thank you all again, Karen Nettleton

Thank you to all my family and friends for the lovely birthday cards. Also, thank you for the nice get well wishes, visits, flowers, and food since my hospitalization. All is so much appreciated. Bonnie Billings

Thank You

Thank You Thank You to all who participated in the card shower for my 90th birthday. It was truly appreciated! Arnie and the Hauge family

A big Thank You to all of our relatives, friends and neighbors for all the cards, flowers and gifts we received for our 65th wedding anniversary. We also want to thank Father Lippstock for having the Mass, and the K.C.’s for serving a delicious breakfast for our relatives and friends. We also want to thank our family for all they did at the dance — it was great. It will be a day we will never forget. God Bless you All, Allan and Frances Doughan

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Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never Known to Fail) Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Son, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (three times). Say this prayer for

three consecutive days. You must publish it and it will be granted to you. C.S.E.

Thank You The Max E. Christensen family expresses our loving thanks and appreciation for your thoughts, prayers, and memorials given in Max’s memory. Special thanks for the loving care he received at Oakwood Care Center and through the VA and Hospice of North Iowa. A big thank you to Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Pastor Kirk Wilke, Zion Lutheran Church, Benevolence Masonic Lodge 145, and Clear Lake V.F.W. Military Honor Guard, for paying tribute to our loved one and friend. Lovingly Submitted by Shirley L. Baker for Max E. Christensen family

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Greder receives Fellowship at U of I IOWA CITY —  David Greder, a native of Mason City, is one of 35 recipients of the Ballard and Seashore Fellowship at the University of Iowa. Ballard and Seashore Fellowships are intended to help students in the social sciences and humanities complete their dissertations. This is a final year fellowship for students who expect to graduate by the end of the summer 2015 term. Students are nominated by their departments or programs. The number of fellowships is limited and awards are highly competitive. Departments may nominate one student for every eight doctoral candidates, up to a maximum of three students. The fellowship provides a stipend of $20,000 for the academic year, along with two credit hours of tuition per semester (but not mandatory fees) and a health/ dental insurance allowance. To be eligible, students must have successfully completed the comprehensive examination by the nomination deadline.

Harris Memorial Mike Harris 3-25-65 to 5-11-12 You will be forever missed and loved!! Love, Mom, Dad, Jemma, Jeff, Mica, Zachary, Caleb and Noah

In Loving Memory Bill LeDuc 11-24-37 to 5-14-06 Time has passed but memories will be forever present for a life lived to the fullest. You had a special way that warmed the hearts of Memorial everyone that knew you — And the qualities that Patti Olson made you the wonderful 7-15-55 – 5-15-12 Two years later and we person you were have left us all with many beautistill miss you, but this is nothing new. ful memories. You are loved and It broke our hearts to missed by your family lose you but you didn’t go alone. very much. Love Forever, Part of us went Linda with you the day God took you home. Your loving family

BVU Student Newspaper wins Awards STORM LAKE —  Buena Vista University (BVU) student newspaper, The Tack, placed first in the nation for online news website overall excellence, in the annual Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) national media contest. The SCJ national media contest entries are judged by professionals in the industry. The judge for the online news website overall excellence category was Lamar Salter, Associate Multimedia Editor at NBC News Digital in New York. A first-place award went to a photo slideshow, “Photography Students Capture High School Music Program,” created by Chelsey Goetz, a junior digital media major from Lakota, and Zachary Schmidt, a junior theatre and digital media major from Northwood. A second-place award went to a radio feature package, “Dr. Paula Keeler Retires,” created for KBVU by Chelsey Goetz.

MCARSPA Merit Awards MASON CITY —  The Mason City Area Retired School Personnel Association has awarded its two annual merit awards to Jacob Heineman, of Garner, and Ethan Meints, of Sheffield. The awards are given to the applicants chosen by the MCARSPA committee. It is focused on the student’s desire to continue working toward a degree in education. MCARSPA is an area unit of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association, which is affiliated with the National Retired Teachers Association. Any retired school personnel in this area is eligible to join. Units develop projects for their volunteers to contribute to community needs with the focus on education. For more information call President Margaret Schluter at 641-423-3725.

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